20 Oct 2012

Sweden's Lisa Norden wins women's World Series

4:47 pm on 20 October 2012

Sweden's Lisa Norden has overcome food poisoning and a trip to hospital to win the women's triathlon world championship at the grand final in Auckland.

Norden, the Olympic silver medallist, only needed to finish in the top six after series leader Erin Densham of Australia pulled out during today's bike leg - but after running a tactical fourth place finish, Norden revealed she nearly didn't compete at all.

Norden felt ill in the evening and went to hospital where she received an anti-nausea injection and says she's never dug so deep.

New Zealand's Andrea Hewitt couldn't keep up at the finish, ending up seventh across the line and third overall

Germany's Anne Haug won the race after pulling away in the last leg of the run and earned enough points to pip Hewitt into second place in the series.